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5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show - Inside
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A Day in the Life of Halestorm [Video]

Halestorm has exploded in the last couple years, and become one of the biggest and coolest female-fronted bands out there right now.  Great songs, hot singer...what more could you ask for?

How about a little backstage action with the band?

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Painting Mark Tremonti’s New Guitar – Making “Joe” [Video]

This past weekend, WGRD got to go backstage and talk with the members of Alter Bridge, and while we were there, we got to meet Mark's newest guitar, "Joe".  The guitar is beautiful, and he'd just gotten it that day, the day of Alter Bridge's show at Rock on the Range 2014.

The artist who created the paintjob is named Joe Fenton, and he released a video that shows the process of painting Mark's new guitar!

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Bush, Chevelle And Filter Perform At The Joint At The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
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Check Out Chevelle’s Guitar and Bass Rigs with Pete and Dean

A few weeks ago, Chevelle came into town with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut to rock The Orbit Room.  Chevelle has such a huge sound for having only 3 guys on stage, and if you're wondering how they get that sound, this is the video for you!

Pete goes over his guitars and his baritone collection, pedals and amps.  Then Dean shows off his basses, and puts out the offer to buy your bass if you happen to have the ones he's looking for!

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Metalhead Ned’s Random Pic of the Week – Vol. 7

I used to play music a lot before I really started to focus on promoting. I will say though, that music performance is still a huge part of me. Since then, I haven't really had the time to play guitar, or at least dedicate my time to it. I remember even getting my first gutiar, a black Silvertone.

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Get Your Shred on With the Guitar Gods Festival Tour – Yngwie, Hoey, Roth, Bumblefoot

With all the packaged tours going around right now, there's one coming that's a bit different.  If you've ever gotten the chance to see one of Joe Satriani's G3 tours, this would be similar to that.  It's the Guitar Gods Festival Tour 2014!

Yngwie Malmsteen has put together a Guitar Gods tour with Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey, and Bumblefoot!  No word on whether they'll all get on stage together and shred-out, but you never know.

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Jake E. Lee Shows How to Really Play ‘Bark at the Moon’ [Video]

"Bark at the Moon" is one of those classic Ozzy Osbourne songs that pretty much every cover band plays.  
And, according to Jake E. Lee, is pretty much played wrong.

It'll sound good the way everyone plays it, but in this video, Jake shows you how he wrote it, and why.

Don't worry if your fingers don't do that. Most people's don't.

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What Would the Wrong Guitarist in Your Favorite Band Sound Like?

Ever wonder what some of your favorite bands would sound like if they'd made a different choice for their lead guitar player?

Maybe Marty Friedman had joined Metallica, or Kirk Hammett was the guy in Motley Crue...Steve Vai had given up the solo career to join Pantera?  Randy Rhodes was playing his leads for Arch Enemy?

WTF?

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8 Year Old Japanese Girl Shreds The Guitar

Check out this kid! Unbelievable. How can a little 8 year old have so much musical talent when there are 28 year old people like me with none? haha, watch this video and you'll see what I mean!

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"Soul To Soul": From The Heart Of NY To The Heart Of New Orleans
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Check Out Living Colour’s Rig Rundowns – The Most Complicated Setups EVER

The coolest thing about YouTube is the access we now have to guitar stuff.  Rig rundowns, guitar lessons, gear reviews where we can actually hear the stuff...and you can see how your favorite guitar players get the sounds they get!

And, of course, the lovely Rebecca Dirks.  Although she seems to have disappeared from all the recent Rig Rundowns.  I'm sad.

Check out this RR she did with the guys in Living Colour.  Not only are they great players, they perform at such a high level while navigating the most complicated setups I've ever seen!

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Johnnie's imaginary 14 string guitar (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Six String Guitars are for Wimps – This Guy Kicks Your Ass With Fourteen [Video]

Guitars have been heading farther and farther into the extended range for quite a long time now, since Steve Vai popularized the whole 7-string guitar with his Ibanez guitars.  Korn used them in a different way, and tons of bands since have jumped onto the 7, 8, and 9 extended range guitars.  Check out Animals as Leaders...crazy stuff.

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Mark Tremonti and Lzzy Hale Show You How They Warm Up for a Show [Video]

Mark Tremonti and Lzzy Hale sat down in Germany to talk a little about German beer, guitar warm-ups and how they prepare for the stage to sing. Lzzy's always nice to look at, and Mark's guitar playing is always fantastic.

Put the two of them together in one video, and it's guitar nerd time!

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2013 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival - Long Island, NY
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Jerry Cantrell and William DuVall of Alice in Chains Show Their Guitar Gear [Video]

My fetish for guitar gear and band rig rundowns continues.  I can't help it.  I like the gear, I want some (okay most) of the guitars, I even want some of the amps!  It's always cool to troll through YouTube looking for new rig rundowns as they pop up.

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